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How To Get Out of Bad Mood, According To Science

The next time you’re feeling down, you might want to give this trick a try.

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Controlling one’s mood, especially after a bad argument, may seem to be difficult, if not impossible. However, science tells us that it can actually be done and it’s really not as hard as it sounds.

According to researchers from the University of Exeter in England, you can get hold of your emotion by doing this – focusing on the details of the argument and then imagining how it could have been different. This, the experts say, will help individuals ‘snap out’ of the negative feelings.

The research ran for six weeks and it involved individuals who suffered from clinical depression.

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It involved watching out warning signs of stress and reviewing stressful situations.

The researchers eventually revealed their discovery that subjects who focused on the details of stress and thought of how it could have went differently were less affected than those who did not.

Professor Ed Watkins of the University of Exeter said:

“We have found in the lab that when people train themselves to think about the specific sensory details, context and sequence of an emotional event, including how it unfolded, they were more emotionally resilient to an unexpected stressor than those who thought about the meaning and implications of emotional events.

“Staying with the details of what happens and keeping it in context can be one way to prevent these challenges (from) becoming something worse.”

In essence, the trick is to ask questions like “What is unique about this situation? How did it happen?” instead of questions like “Why did it happen to me?”

Professor Watkins also pointed out that, aside from bad arguments, the technique likewise applies to a host of different stressful situations.

As he said:

“Often clinical depression can follow a difficult life event, such as losing a job, the end of a relationship, illness, or being trapped in a stressful situation.

“Once people are depressed, the normal hassles and challenges of daily life can themselves lead into more rumination and get blown out of proportion, further fuelling the depression.”

So the next time you’re feeling down, you might want to give this trick a try.

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This Floating Gym in Paris Converts Human Energy to Utility-Grade Electricity

Now, that’s one reason to exercise!

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How many times have we convinced ourselves to exercise regularly only to lose the drive to work out a few days into the program? We have continuously recited silent mantras in our head in an effort to persevere, only to lose from the comfort of our warm and cozy beds and, well, the irresistible taste of that succulent steak. True, being fit and healthy requires will and determination - something that is not innate of everyone.

Interestingly, Carlo Ratti Associati, an Italian innovation and design firm, thought of a brilliant way to encourage people to exercise, and at the same time, harness human power.

They created a boat that will require its passengers to exercise to keep it sailing along the River Seine. The boat will utilize the pedal power and convert it to utility-grade electricity. In the event that there aren't enough people aboard, energy will be harnessed from the photovoltaic cells installed on the boat's roof. Pretty creative, huh?

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Chili Peppers Help Reduce Cancer Risk, Experts Confirmed

According to a research, chili peppers can help kill and prevent cancer cells from multiplying.

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Cancer is considered as one of the most common causes of death these days. Fortunately, experts have found out that eating chili peppers can reduce the risk of having this fatal disease.

An active ingredient called Capsaicin has been found to be an effective ingredient to fight cancer cells. Researchers from the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany claimed that the said component can destroys the membranes of the cancer cells, causing its damage.

Experts suggest that eating chili peppers can help prevent cancer.

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8 Health Issues Your Eyes Can Warn You About

The eyes are more than just the window to the soul.

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The human body is quite amazing as it has its own natural way of telling you that something is quite not right. One of the ways that your body is warning you about potential health problems is through the eyes.

Here are eight (8) conditions of the eye that could tell you that something far more serious is happening inside your body.

#1. Persistent Stye

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